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    HARLAN -- Carmen Hosack of Harlan has submitted her resignation as a member of the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees. The March board meeting was the last for Hosack who has served as a MMC board member for the past 20 years.    She will be leaving the MMC board due to meeting conflict...
	The 2016 Harlan FFA Senior Class. Front L to R -- Ashley Hastert, Megan Owens, Brianna Boldan, Kenzie Mumm, Amber Gross, Jessica Klein, Madelyn Bak, Jamie Schechinger, Amanda Birks. Back L to R -- Daylon Klindt, Michael Larsen, Haley Klein, Abby Schechinger, Sam McLaughlin, John Fields, Matt Devine, Alex Assmann, Jack Gubbels, Tina Mitchell, Kyle Travis, Evelyn Rzonca, Logan Peters, Emily Juhl and Jacob Koke.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- The Harlan FFA Chapter recently held its 75th Anniversary Awards Banquet at Harlan Community High School. Nearly 450 people met for a meal catered by Irwin Locker and Catering, an awards presentation and a concert presented by country music band, Maiden Dixie, in the high school gym....
Kaede Loudy works on the go-cart he built, ready to show off to those in attendance.
HARLAN -- Approximately 500 people turned out Tuesday night, March 22 for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Extravaganza held at the Harlan Community Schools.    Some of the amazing projects showcased by students included:  Kaede Loudy works on the go-cart he built, ready to show...
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COUNTY – Shelby County Emergency Preparedness partners will participate in a county-wide tornado drill to be held on Wednesday, March 23 from 10-11 a.m.  Shelby County Emergency Management, Shelby County Public Health and Myrtue Medical Center encourage everyone to take this opportunity to prepare...
From left: Nicholas Kohles, Braxton Gaul and Austin Schumacher
    HARLAN -- From left: Nicholas Kohles, Braxton Gaul and Austin Schumacher work on identifying the parts of a sheep on a graph at the ISU Extension booth at the Ag STEM event at Shelby County Catholic School on Wednesday afternoon, March 16.The celebration was held in conjunction with National...
Katie Andersen, a fifth-grader from Exira-EHK Schools (Photo contributed)
AMES -- Katie Andersen, a fifth-grader from Exira-EHK Schools, finished in 15th place in The Scripps State of Iowa Spelling Bee Contest held March 12th at Iowa State University.    The spelling bee is sponsored by ISU Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication. 
    HARLAN – Thirty-seven community members, Harlan Community School District staff members and HCSD board of education members gave unanimous approval to a school calendar proposal that will be brought to the board of education for formal vote.    Those words come from HCS Superintendent of...
Team A includes front L to R -- Laura Kaufmann, Irelynn McMurphy and Haley Koch.  Back L to R -- Wren Koch, Kenzie Goshorn, Alexis Irlbeck, Jacob Bartley, Reagan Hansen and Ellen Keast.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN – For the first time in school history, three teams have qualified for the state mock trial competition to be held in Des Moines March 28-29.    The top four teams from regional competition move on to state, and Harlan Community High School earned 2-0 records at regionals, qualifying them...
The cast includes Roger Davidson, narrator; Rob Kloewer/Mike Bentzen as Nathaniel; Charlie Parkhurst as Matthew; Chuck Smith/Mike Weatherill as James the Lesser; Mike Thraen as James; Jim Hansen as Andrew; Mike Cain/Dave Stafford as Judas; Rick Schaben as Philip; Grant Christensen as Thaddeus; Charlie Trailer as Thomas; Eric Jones/Dave Stafford as John; Pat Shelton as Simon; Clark Ahrenholtz as Peter; and Gene Gettys as Jesus.
    HARLAN – A dramatization of The Living Last Supper is being presented by First United Methodist Church, Harlan, at various locations in the region this month.    The first performance was Sunday, March 13 at Altamont Baptist Church in Harlan.  Next up is a Sunday, March 20 performance at...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Newspapers’ Annual Home, Garden & Living Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20 in Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Harlan.    Approximately 2,000 people attend the free event each year, which runs 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.    This year’s show...

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